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Hundreds take part in Tucson Youth Climate Strike

Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 00:17:43-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Thousands of youth participated in a national climate change strike Friday here in Tucson hundreds gathering at Jacome Plaza.

They marched around Tucson's governmental hub downtown then stopped for speeches and chants.

Organizers say they want Tucson to declare a climate emergency and to enact a climate change policy.

Tucson Youth Climate Stirke Kyle Kline said "Every single one of the people here today is coming out to say that this is an issue that we had no control over when we were young and we need to fight and use our voices for. We shouldn't have to but we're the people who are doing it because it's our futures that are at stake."

Mayor Regina Romero and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias both in attendance at the event.